Right to work, family leave, sick leave, government retirement program, wood stove rules

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Right to work, family leave, sick leave, government retirement program, wood stove rules

 

Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Wisconsin during the most recent legislative session, and go to www.votespotter.com to signup and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.

 

Senate Bill 44, Adopt a "right to work" law: Passed 17 to 15 in the Senate on February 25, 2015, and 62 to 35 in the Assembly on March 5, 2015

To prohibit employers from requiring employees to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

 

Assembly Bill 70, Establish a state-run retirement fund for Wisconsinites: Failed 36 to 60 in the Assembly on January 19, 2016

To create the Wisconsin Private Retirement Security Board, which will administer a state-run retirement plan for residents of the state. This vote was to suspend the rules and withdraw this bill from committee in order for the Assembly to consider it.

 

Assembly Bill 516, Mandate more employers grant family leave: Failed 36 to 60 in the Assembly on January 19, 2016

To mandate that employers of more than 25 employees offer those employees family leave. This is an increase from the current family leave law that applies to employers of more than 50 employees. The bill also expands the circumstances for which employers must provide family leave, and establishes a family and medical leave insurance program to be paid for by an additional payroll tax. This vote was to suspend the rules and withdraw this bill from committee in order for the Assembly to consider it.

 

Assembly Bill 474, Mandate paid sick leave: Failed 36 to 60 in the Assembly on January 19, 2016

To mandate that anyone in the state who employs at least one full- or part-time employee offer that employee paid sick leave. This vote was to suspend the rules and withdraw this bill from committee in order for the Assembly to consider it.

 

Assembly Bill 25, Prohibit stricter regulations of wood stoves: Passed 63 to 35 in the Assembly on June 9, 2015, and 19 to 13 in the Senate on March 15, 2016

To prohibit the state from issuing a state rule or enforcing a federal rule that applies a stricter emissions standard to residential wood stoves.

 

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